Second DDOS Attack Hits GitHub, Some Repositories Temporarily Unavailable

Some services could not be accessed for around 2 hours

By Eduard Kovacs on October 20th, 2012 08:41 GMT

A second distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack has hit the popular code repository GitHub. This one came only hours after a similar cyberattack forced the site’s services to go offline.

“Pages is currently being hit with a DoS attack. We're working to mitigate the attack,” GitHub representatives wrote on the status page.

The incident caused “a small percentage” of repositories to become unavailable while a fileserver pair was being recovered.

It seems that they haven’t managed to implement the additional cyberattack mitigation strategies they were talking about after they stabilized the site’s performance on October 18.

The first attack disrupted the site for around one and a half hours and the second one caused an outage that lasted for approximately 2 hours.

It’s uncertain if they’re related in any way, but starting with last Sunday, GitHub representatives have reported experiencing problems each day.
GitHub disrupted by second DDOS attack
   GitHub disrupted by second DDOS attack
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